Northern District Community Health Service received funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments

Vision: Healthy, vibrant and connected rural people, families and communities.


Mission: To provide quality care, which enables people to increase their control over, and improve, their health and well being.

Values: Confidentiality, Integrity, Respect, Empowering, Community based



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Welcome to Northern District Community Health Service

NDCHS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s strong connection to country and community, and that our work within the community takes place on their traditional land. We offer our respect to the elders of these traditional lands, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Northern District Community Health Service received funding
from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments


 GENERAL INFORMATION























 SERVICE FEES

ALLIED HEALTH

Service

Pensioner / Concession / Child < 18

Full Fee

Dietitian, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Diabetes Educator

$ 10 per visit

Maximum of $40 per month

$ 20 per visit

Maximum of $80 per month

Podiatrist

Regular Appointment

$ 10 per visit

Maximum of $40 per month

Regular Appointment

$ 35 per visit

Maximum of $170 per month

Ulcer Care: Appointment

One off $ 10 consult fee, plus $5 basic dressing pack each visit*

Ulcer Care: Appointment

One off $ 10 consult fee, plus $5 basic dressing pack each visit*.

Nail Surgery: 90-120 min appointment, consumables and follow up dressing changes - $40

Allied Health

Foot care Appointment

$ 5 per visit

Maximum of $20 per month

Foot care Appointment

$ 10 per visit

Maximum of $40 per month

Equipment Hire

Per item, delivered and collected, up to 8 weeks.
$10 per item

Per item, delivered and collected, up to 8 weeks.
$10 per item




 HEALTH PROMOTION

A wide range of health promotion, prevention and information provided. Groups or individuals may contact the Community Nurses. Key health issues addressed include: Chronic Illnesses including: Asthma Education and support, Heart Health, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Physical Activity, Mental Health, Cancer awareness and prevention, Smoking Cessation Courses and many others.

Contact Tanya, Alexia, Claire or Jenny for more information.




 WELL WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICE

Nurses providing Cervical Screening, breast health, contraception advice, family planning, women's health information, menopause information and young women's health.

Contact Alexia for appointments.

Women's Health clinics are provided at all of our centres. Click Here for a list of  dates.




 FOOT CARE PROGRAM

Foot care for persons of all ages. Podiatrist, Nurses and Allied Health Assistants provide Foot Care Services which are provided in Kerang, Pyramid Hill, Boort, Quambatook and Cohuna on a regular basis. Jack, Brandon, Fay & Simonie will take care of your feet.




 SPEECH PATHOLOGY

Our Speech Pathologists, Jacqui & Melanie, provides support for any person experiencing difficulty with speech, hearing, swallowing or general language skills. Screening of children is offered in pre-school.




 SPECIALIST HOMELESSNESS SERVICE

Provides assistance for persons experiencing accommodation issues or who are homeless. Leonie & Emily can provide support for families or individuals. There is no charge for this service.




 MEN’S HEALTH

A health promotion and early intervention focus on all health and well being issues which relate to Men's and Boy's health can be discussed with Greg.  The Good Sports Program which supports sporting clubs to manage alcohol responsibly, is included.




 MENTAL HEALTH CARER SUPPORT

This service provides short term assistance and support to carers of people with a mental illness.

This can include:


Who is a carer?


A carer is someone providing unpaid care for a parent, child or family member who has a mental illness.  Carers come from all backgrounds and range from the very young to the elderly.


Many people fall into the role of carer.  They see it as an extension of their responsibility when a person they care about becomes unwell.


The carer may not necessarily live with the person for whom they care.


What is the Service Area?


This service is provided to carers living in the Gannawarra, Northern Loddon & Buloke Shires in Victoria.


For more information, contact Diane on 5451 0200. There is no charge for this service.





 YOUTH SUPPORT

Lesley provides support for young people and their families within groups or individually. There is no charge for this service.




 SCHOOL FOCUSED YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAM

Provides links between schools, health and well being services, young people and their families. Jim can provide a link to a wide range of services and programs to support young people.




 GENERALIST / AOD COUNSELLING

Support for families or individuals on Alcohol and Other Drugs, life issues and relationships. Contact Deborah & Shun at the office for counselling support.  There is no charge for this service.




 RURAL WITHDRAWAL PROGRAM

Leah, Claire & Diane provide support for persons requiring detoxification either in the hospital or home environment.  This includes smoking cessation. There is no charge for this service.




 YOUTH OUTREACH ALCOHOL & DRUG PROGRAM

Lesley provides support to young people and their families effected by drugs. Support for young people both within groups or as individuals. There is no charge for this service.




 INDIGENOUS CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Provides information, support and training in parenting skills. Gwenda, Chantenee & Lloyd are available for information or resources to support Aboriginal Families. There is no charge for this service.




 DIABETES EDUCATION

Support for individuals and their families with diabetes through the Managing Diabetes & My Heart Health Group.  As well as the group, individual Diabetes Education appointments are available with April & Alex our Diabetes Educators.




 MANAGING MY HEART HEALTH

Healthy lifestyle cyclic program for persons and their families in high risk of, or post, heart disease. This program which is delivered in Kerang and Cohuna. All persons affected by heart disease are encouraged to attend the Managing Diabetes & My Heart Health Group.




 DIETETICS

Our Dietitian Leesa provides dietary information on wide range of health issues. Our Dietitian and Diabetes Educator are available for appointments.




 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Assessments and supports to improve quality of life within the home. Denise can provide support and advice to aged or disabled persons to improve their ability to cope in the home.




 HOME & CLINIC COMMUNITY NURSING - PYRAMID HILL & QUAMBATOOK

Available in Quambatook and Pyramid Hill - providing nursing care to any person requiring support. Jenny, Rosina, Madeleine, Rosey, Yvonne, Kay & Deanne offer support Monday to Friday.

Clinics run from 9 - 10am Monday to Friday or by appointment.




 DRINK & DRUG DRIVER PROGRAM

Drink & Drug Driver Program Accreditation Number: 99/061

Assessment and Education Program offered by Leah & Cindy.  Program Dates available here.




 ASTHMA SUPPORT

Tanya & Leah provide asthma education and support to individuals and their families




 VISITING SERVICES

Adolescent Mental Health Services - staff visit the Kerang Centre regularly.

Australian Hearing Bendigo attend the Kerang Centre on a Monthly basis.

AXIS employment attend the Kerang Centre on a weekly basis.

For more information or appointments for any of the above services, contact our Kerang office on 03 - 5451 0200

NURSING

Service

Pensioner / Concession / Child < 18

Full Fee

Women's Health

$ 10 per visit

$ 10 per visit

Community Health Nurse

Unscheduled nursing assistance in venue < 10 minutes
$ 2

Unscheduled nursing assistance in venue < 10 minutes
$ 2

Pathology (Subject to review)
Nil

Pathology (Subject to review)
Nil

Once a week regular 15 minute, no consumables used:
$ 2.50 per 15 minutes to a maximum of $20 per month

Once a week regular 15 minute, no consumables used:
$ 5.00 per 15 minutes to a maximum of $40 per month

Once a week regular 15 minute, with consumables used:
$ 2.50 per 15 minutes plus $5 for basic dressing pack*

Once a week regular 15 minute, with consumables used:
$ 5.00 per 15 minutes plus $5 for basic dressing pack*

Monthly visit up to 30 minute:
$ 5.00 for 30 minutes. $2.50 per 15 minutes after that.

Monthly visit up to 30 minute:
$ 5.00 for 30 minutes. $2.50 per 15 minutes after that.

Regular appointment, ie. Mon/Wed/Fri, 15 minutes uncomplicated, no consumables
$ 2.50 per visit

Regular appointment, ie. Mon/Wed/Fri, 15 minutes uncomplicated, no consumables
$ 5.00 per visit

Regular appointment, ie. Mon/Wed/Fri, 15-30 minutes-complicated care, with consumables
$ 2.50 per visit plus $5 for basic dressing  pack*

Regular appointment, ie. Mon/Wed/Fri, 15-30 minutes-complicated care, with consumables
$ 5.00 per visit plus $5 for basic dressing  pack*

Palliative Care / Post Oncology Care:
Nil

Palliative Care / Post Oncology Care:
Nil